Tottenham Hotspur had a poor showing in their last game and will be seeking to do better as they travel to Everton for their next Premier League game. Going into this game, Everton have managed 26 points, in 17th place while Tottenham have 49 points in fourth place. Hosts Everton will be keen to stay out of the relegation zone – they are just a point out. The Toffees have not won any of their last four matches against Tottenham, losing two and drawing two. They however come into this game without a loss in their last three matches, two of which are draws, while they have just one win in their last five matches. Everton have conceded two or more goals in four of their last five matches, and they failed to score in two of their last five. At home, they have three wins and as many clean sheets in their last five matches.
Tottenham Hotspur had been going through a lot in the recent weeks. After letting go of a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with Southampton in their last game, an outburst from then manager Antonio Conte followed, criticizing the team. He was sacked soon after the outburst. Christian Stellini is now in temporary charge until the end of the season. One thing Stellini will be keen to keep is their current position – they are in the top four but having played more than their competitors means there can be no relaxing yet. Spurs, like Everton, are unbeaten in three matches, with two draws, and have a win in the last five matches. They’ve however failed to score in three of the last five games and kept one clean sheet only in those five matches. In the last two matches, Spurs have scored six times.
Spurs have played well under Stellini in the few matches he took charge as Conte stayed away on medical grounds. Everton have also done fairly well under Sean Dyche. There’s little to separate these teams, looking at their recent runs; wins have been few despite the quality in the teams, and our prediction for the Everton v Tottenham Hotspur clash is a draw.